Breaking The Spell: Religion As A Natural Phenomenon

February 6, 2007|
Breaking The Spell: Religion As A Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett
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The New York Times bestseller – a “crystal-clear, constantly engaging” (Jared Diamond) exploration of the role that religious belief plays in our lives and our interactions

For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma. Not an antireligious screed but an unblinking look beneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell will be read and debated by believers and skeptics alike.
Daniel C. Dennett is University Professor, professor of philosophy, and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His books include From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Freedom Evolves, Consciousness Explained and Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, a finalist for the National Book Award.
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Title:Breaking The Spell: Religion As A Natural Phenomenon
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:464 pages, 8.4 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 8.4 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:February 6, 2007
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143038337

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